Articles tagged with Swedish Experience

Regulations
dutch flavour ban

Dutch flavour ban fears: Copy Sweden’s harm reduction model instead

Dutch flavour ban fears: Copy Sweden’s harm reduction model instead

A proposed Dutch flavour ban has tobacco harm reduction advocates scrambling, prompting questions as to why the Netherlands doesn’t instead follow Sweden’s example when it comes to regulating nicotine products. Consumers and interest groups have until Sept...

Regulations
snus scandinavia

Snus ‘best thing that ever happened’ in Scandinavia: medical expert

Snus ‘best thing that ever happened’ in Scandinavia: medical expert

Dr. Kgosi Letlape, head of the Africa Medical Association, has hailed snus for its ability to help cut smoking rates across Scandinavia. He also expressed frustration at moves to ban Swedish snus and other red...

Health
Clive Bates

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

Beating cancer: Clive Bates on what the EU got wrong about tobacco

The European Commission recently released it’s much anticipated plan for beating cancer. While the goals are admirable, the EU Beating Cancer plan is plagued by a “fundamental error” when it comes to tobacco a...

Health

Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

Snus Commission slams EU’s Beating Cancer Plan

EU policymakers are guilty of spreading “fake news” about the true causes of cancer in their recently released Beating Cancer Plan, a Swedish group has claimed. In a sharply worded letter to the European Co...

Science

EU tobacco mortality: Snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

EU tobacco mortality: Snus a ‘major factor’ behind Sweden’s low rates

A new analysis of EU tobacco mortality rates reveals that snus use is a “major factor” in explaining why men in Sweden have a significantly lower chance of dying from tobacco-related illnesses compared to men ...

Health

Swedes name snus as best way to quit smoking

Swedes name snus as best way to quit smoking

Swedes who want to quit smoking succeed most often with snus, according to a new survey from Demoskop. Smoking is one of the most difficult habits to ditch. According to a 2015 study by the American Center ...

Opinions

Snus and public health: a US perspective

Snus and public health: a US perspective

As snus is a uniquely Swedish product with a long and rich tradition in the country, it is only natural that the debate over snus in Sweden has taken on a uniquely Swedish perspective.  It is all the more i...